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In northern Virginia near the shared state-line with Maryland, Sterling is a pleasant community with the distinction of being one of the closest to Dulles International Airport, one of the nation’s most utilized airports and one that serves the entire Washington D.C. area.

What was once a loose collection of residential homes and parcels of farmland quickly developed over the centuries to become a corporate headquarters for Fortune 500 companies, selected for its advantageous location on the edges of the metropolitan area, all while retaining a peaceful and scenic atmosphere.

There are lots of smaller communities contained within the Sterling area, and a smattering of nature parks and forests to round out this delightful vacation area. Renting an RV anywhere close to the capital has its obvious advantages, like quick and effortless drives to cities like the capital, Baltimore, or Richmond in Virginia, but when you book an RV in Sterling, you truly have the freedom to make any sort of trip you desire.

The Great Outdoors

Virginia is an excellent state to visit for an outdoors-centric vacation. There are tons of fantastic state and regional parks situated nearby, like Algonkian Regional Park and Seneca Regional Park. Algonkian Regional Park and Seneca Regional Park are both operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, giving wide open recreation spaces to people and providing them with a safe and beautiful place to soak up the sun and indulge in a variety of activities. Algonkian Regional Park is known to host weddings, retreats, and other private events, so holding a family reunion is an exciting possibility. Also, on-site is an 18-hole golf course, a boat launch with Potomac River access, and a water park for kids to splash around in. Seneca Regional Park has a more rustic vibe, often used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and kayaking.

Sky Meadows State Park is located west of Sterling, giving you another solid option to visit with your Sterling RV rental. This astronomer’s dream is heralded for its impeccable clear night skies, allowing guests to peer into the cosmos without distracting city light pollution. The park contains portions of the Appalachian Trail, the legendary long-distance trek connecting Maine and Georgia with over 2,000 miles of hiking trails. You can even put your Sterling motorhome rental to good use by camping overnight at the park’s tranquil campground.

Virginia’s lone national park is found in the Blue Ridge Mountains, an offshoot of the Appalachian Mountains. Shenandoah National Park has 200,000 acres of jaw-dropping scenery, particularly along the world-famous Skyline Drive, a prominent feature of the park. The Skyline Drive has over 100 miles of high mountain roads, curving and twisting in a thrilling fashion. The views are unparalleled here. There are backcountry camping sites, cabins, and RV campgrounds should you need a place to stay overnight in your Sterling RV rental.

RV Parks

Visitors to Sterling should find it easy to find a place to park the motorhome rental near Sterling. Greenville Farm Family Campground is located 30 miles from the nation’s capital, with breezy meadows and scenic farmland. Guests are free to walk around the 40-acre farm, watch day-to-day farm processes, and go fishing in the fish pond. There is a playground and a swimming pool for kids.

Most of the other local parks are government-run and owned, like Algonkian Regional Park, Sky Meadows State Park, Northern Virginia Regional Park, and many more. These rustic camping areas can provide visitors with a chance to reconnect with nature with tranquil surroundings and fabulous scenery while enjoying the comforts of a camper rental from Sterling.

City Sightseeing

There is an impressive array of attractions and things to do when you rent an RV in Sterling, although most things can be found in neighboring communities. The area is home to breweries, diners, boutique shops, and other businesses capitalizing on their proximity to the region’s most important airport. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna is a fabulous place to go for a stroll or to meditate for a couple of hours. No matter the season, this garden surely will impress you with a collection of rare flora, artistic structures, and lots of light shows.

Also found in Vienna is the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, a fascinating and unique park with no comparisons. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is the only national park dedicated entirely to the performing arts, with indoor and outdoor theaters and stages for events and performances of all sizes and types. Concerts at the park are great due to an ideal acoustic setup, making it a cultural gem for the region and country to be proud of.

All animal lovers will enjoy a trip to Roer’s Zoofari, a sanctuary with exotic animals from all over the world that can be viewed and photographed. You can ride the safari wagon and see some of the park’s residents, feed llamas and goats, or view birds in the aviary.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Broadlands Ramble, VAAshburn, VA
  • Claude Moore Trail, VASterling, VA
  • Potomac Heritage Trail: Lansdowne Section, VAAshburn, VA
  • Potomac Heritage Trail: Algonkian Park to Great Falls, VAGreat Falls, VA
  • Frying Pan Park Trail, VAHerndon, VA
  • Beaver Dam Reservoir Trail, VAArcola, VA
  • C&O Canal Trail: Rileys Lock to Edwards Ferry, MDChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD
  • C&O Canal Towpath: Rileys Lock to Swains Lock, MDSeneca Creek State Park, MD
  • Seneca Creek Greenway Lower Trail, MDPoolesville, MD
  • Lake Fairfax Park Trail, VAReston, VA

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